Saturday, May 19, 2012

aggressive tombo sketches on 5.2.12

Considering the model this week, I thought it would be interesting to use brush pens with my 8.5x11 sketchbook. My aim was to make these drawings look more aggressive with very liberal use of the darkest marker. It really took some fine control to get the gestures to look right. 

2 min gestures: 

5 min sketches: 

10 min sketches: 

15 min sketches: 

20 min poses: 

Friday, May 18, 2012

colored pencils on 4.25.12

I have to say that this has been a successful week. The model did a very a good job and the sketches showed for it. I mixed it up by using both hatching and the side pencil shading techniques. I also focused more on portraits and I feel a little more comfortable sketching them now. It still takes a lot of practice to get the faces just right. 

2 min gestures: 

5 min poses: 

15 min pose: 

20 min poses (the purple one might be my favorite sketch that I've done during my time figure drawing here): 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

brown pencil on 4.4.12

I don't know whats up with this weeks sketches, but they turned out really good. With the gestures, I think opening up and trying to fill the page helped. During the last week, I crowded the gestures and the page layout didn't look as good as I expected. I went back to my comfort zone with hatching this week and the longer sketches turned out pretty well too. I needed more practice with faces, so thats where I put my focus. 

2 min gestures: 

5 min sketches: 

10 minute sketch: 

15 minute sketches: 

20 minute sketches: 

black pencil on 3.28.12

With this week, I was in the mood to create punchy black pencil sketches and I did just that. The prior week I was hatching, so this week I wanted to shade with the side of the pencil. Thats about it. Overall, it was a pretty good week. 

2 min gestures (I went a little crazy with the second page!):

5 min poses: 

15 minute pose (messed up the face): 

20 minute poses (they turned out really well, but some of the fine lines got lost in the scan): 

week 3.14.12 with tombos

I came to class this week, opened up my bag and I noticed that I forgotten my pencil sharpener! So rather than sticking with the original plan, I used the three tombo markers that I knew worked well together. The sketches aren't as detail-y like the pencil ones, but they turned out to look punchy and energetic. 

2 min gestures: 

5 min poses: 

10 minute poses: 

20 minute poses: 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

the first week with the 11x14 sketchbook! 1.18.12

This was an interesting week. It involved a model who was liked to pose with props and what seemed like music that they like to play during the renaissance faire. Whatever it was, it made for a pretty good week of sketching. I think the 11x14" size also helped with opening up and being more loose. 

2 min gestures:

5 min poses: 

10 minute pose: 

10 minute on one page, 20 minute on another: 

20 minute pose: